Tuesday, April 04, 2006

No One Wants to See it

and it's George Bush's Fault.

Paul Verhoeven, director of Basic Instinct and Basic Instinct 2 (now doing horribly at the box office) blames the fall of his most recent movie on none other than President Bush:

"Anything that is erotic has been banned in the United States," said the Dutch native. "Look at the people at the top (of the government). We are living under a government that is constantly hammering out Christian values. And Christianity and sex have never been good friends."

Scribe Nicholas Meyer, who was an uncredited writer on 1987's seminal sex-fueled cautionary tale "Fatal Attraction," agrees, noting that the genre's downfall coincides with the ascent of the conservative political movement.

"We're in a big puritanical mode," he said. "Now, it's like the McCarthy era, except it's not 'Are you a communist?' but 'Have you ever put sex in a movie?"'

These comments are really too silly to be commented on. My only sadness is that Nick Meyer directed two great Star Trek movies, and I hadn't thought (before now) that he was a raging, excuse-mongering idiot.

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